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Tali-fly by Archeopteryx-Lyrica Tali-fly by Archeopteryx-Lyrica
With built-in emergency induction port!

Another silly idea which I ended up putting a lot more time into than planned. I love Tali! This was my first time drawing her, and it took me extra time to reference pictures of her and of butterflies. I'm glad I forced myself to do a background; I'm quite happy with it, though I think it borders on being too busy.

Colored pencil, technical pens and white pigment pen.

Tali Zorah and Mass Effect (c) Bioware
Artwork (c) ~Archeopteryx-Lyrica
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thegethinaitor Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
so...beautiful!
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks! I hope I did her justice.
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H-Falcon Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Very nice. :)
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sankyu!
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H-Falcon Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
:)
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JamesAnimeFan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is...interesting. I like the idea. It's basically the story of the catapiller turning into a butterfly. Or the ugly duck turning into a swan. Though I never thought her suit was ugly, in ME1 it wasn't as pretty as it was made to be in ME2. Either way, under that suit was a beautiful girl.

I've always liked Tali. Her personality was always a major draw to her character. BioWare didn't have to make her beautiful under the mask, she was already a beautiful person. But it's nice that they did.

I think you did a great job with this.
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I like your take on this. I didn't really think much about this story-wise; it was just an image that struck me. I like so many of the characters from Mass Effect, but Tali was always a favorite. It's neat to see how her character develops through the series, (along with Liara and Garrus). One of my favorite things about playing through each game back-to-back.
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JamesAnimeFan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
I know what you mean. The series played from the first game through the third is most excellent. Watching those characters evolve from beginning up to the end is a major draw to those games. Much like reading a book only with less imagination, yet more control involved. Unlike other games before it, I think it was actually painful to wait on ME3. Having played ME1 & ME2 straight through and then having to wait to see the conclusion, well you get the idea. You get attached to those characters.
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I somehow got myself to wait 6 months for the price to go down. It was harrrd. Then I bought it right before school started cuz there was a special. Not so smart.. I pretty much devoured it, though, so it didn't take too long, day-wise. It would be easier if I weren't such a frikkin' completionist. EVERY SIDE QUEEESTTT!!
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IzoldeDeith Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm not a talifan, but it's very interesting and beautiful concept
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Lootra Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe it looks great. :)
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! Thank you!
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KibaPandaRo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ITS SO...(tear from eye) BEAUTIFUL!
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hooray! Thanks!
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ImGerik Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Absolutely beautiful.
My heart melts every time I see it. :)
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! I'm so glad! Thanks!
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CedroN7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Amazing work :D Can you do Miranda?
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! Maybe... As a butterfly, or in general?
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CedroN7 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
It's up too you, but it can be butterfly or something related to snow or ice queen. You decide ^^
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Silnev Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Great image, Tali is one of my favourites in mass effect.
Although two things. 1. What did you use for the outlining? 2. What did you use for the black bits on the wings/the background?
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
For the outlining I used Prismacolor 01 to 08 fine-tipped markers. Same for the background, but I also used a Prisma calligraphy marker for the larger areas. The wings are a combination of the markers for the fine lines and black Prismacolor pencil in the larger areas. I generally do initial layout with pencil, go over the linework with marker, add the colors and shading, then retouch the outlines as needed.

Sorry that was kind of a long answer. I'm glad you like the piece!
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Silnev Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks for the info. Also that wasn't a very long comment you should see half the comments I make. (don't)

Also no problem good art like this doesn't get appreciated enough by most people on deviantart.
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I forgot I used white pigment pen for this, too. That's one of the last things to be used, right before retouching the black.

Aww! Thank you!
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caporaletravers Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Wow *_*
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
( ^ω^ )
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Raven-Jadewolfe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful :-)
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Armadria Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that is such a cute idea! And for your first time drawing Tali, she's looking pretty good!
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'd been wanting an excuse to draw her for a long time.
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Madame-Lemon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks fan-freakin'-tastic~
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Archeopteryx-Lyrica Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yaay! Thank you!
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